Making a batch of bacon, so I decided to make a batch of dog treats for my Golden Retriever Jackson
I skinned the slabs, cut into strips and smoked for about 5 hours
Smoked Bacon Dog Treats Happy Dog!
Ladies......I hear ya. The only time mine looked that clean was while it was still in the box.......
Todd.........I smoked a hog for a party about 3 weeks ago. When it came time to serve, the skin magically disappeared. I have two black lab's and now I'm their new best friend..........3" x 4" pieces at a time......
LOL-----Since Todd has a bunch of MES 40s, and that one is a 2nd generation, I'm betting that one is rarely used.
What say Todd?
After taking bellies out of the smokehouse, we'd pull the skin off 15-20 of them while still hot, and always cut a couple up into strips and toss out the back door in two piles - one for cats, the other for dogs! They loved us!
I used my MES 40 2nd Gen
Temp was set at 225°, but actual temp inside the smoker was closer to 250°
Fat renders out pretty quickly, so you gotta have a drip pan underneath
I should have set the smoker at 180° - 200°
The Bacon Dog Treats cooked a little too fast
Well Bear......You are correct!
I had only used my MES 2nd Gen a couple times, but needed to do some testing, so I fired it up
Forgot that the controller was 20°+ off!!!
Good thing they were just Dog Treats!
I would think a fat cap wouldn't work right. I think it has to be a skin---not just fat.
Neighbor has a Rottweiller in a pen, I used to have a Labs, and even I would hate to feed his dog! Anytime he sees me, he makes a straight line and I look for cover...... he'll knock me over trying to lick me. LOL He gets all my bones. But when I gave the neighbor some of the smoked skin off the bacon for Packman, he was amazed, (the neighbor was, not the dog, well maybe they both were). It was the first thing the couldn't crush and eat in under a min. Dog loved it. Carried it around for days. So every once in awhile I'll dig a skin out the freezer and share it.
You should never feed another man's dog, but I am guessing that the dog knows where they come from.
Oh and never give a puppy smoked fat especially if they are an inside dog.............. Ewwwwwww.
My dog would still destroy that in under 2 minutes. Pigs ears and bull sticks are wasted on him. Doesn't stop him getting them, but entertaining him while we are out is much harder...
However, that is the happiest, most content dog I have seen in a long time.